Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Whether perennial Presidential candidates or Gretchen trying to make Fetch happen, some people just never give up on a lost cause. Last week, we wanted you to find ads for cars for which someone had – given up, that is. We’ll see the lostiest in just a sec – you know, just ’cause. But first, this week’s quest.
This week let’s go old-school. What I think we need – nay, deserve – is some longroof love. What I think we should be getting into is wagons with stick shifts – you know, family haulers with benefits. While we’re at it, let’s set the price limit at $3,000. For all of you across the pond, that’s about 2,650€.
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Have you ever seen the movie Lost Horizon? Based on the book of the same name by James Hilton it was directed by Frank Capra and both book and movie brought Shangri-La into our lexicon. There, in that Himalayan paradise you could live an idyllic life, and for far longer than normal.
It would take that existence to put up with many of the projects you all found last week. Given up on by their present owners, they ranged from rides with one fatal flaw – like the “pity cruiser” found by Kiefmo, to the optimistically priced mushroom farm that has taken the shape of a mid-seventies Chevy Laguna. That one was found by P161911, and it’s our lost-est cause of last week. Congrats to P161911, and thanks to you all for keeping the flame alive for all these lost causes.